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Homemade Baking Powder

Learn how to make homemade baking powder with just two ingredients! This quick kitchen hack is a lifesaver when you're in a pinch and don't have time to run to your local grocery store!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade baking powder
Calories: 15kcal


  • measuring spoons
  • bowl


  • 1 part baking soda (usually 1 teaspoon) baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • 2 parts cream of tartar (usually 2 teaspoons)


  • Measure out the desired amount of homemade baking powder you need for your recipe. A common ratio is 1 part baking soda to 2 parts cream of tartar.
  • In a small bowl, add the measured amount of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).
    1 part baking soda
  • Add twice that amount of cream of tartar to the same bowl.
    2 parts cream of tartar
  • Use a whisk or a fork to thoroughly mix the baking soda and cream of tartar together. Ensure that they are well combined, and there are no lumps.
  • Your homemade baking powder is now ready to use in your recipes that call for baking powder. Use it immediately in your baking or cooking.


Homemade Baking Powder is a quick and convenient alternative to store-bought baking powder for your baking needs.
Adjust the quantity as needed for your recipe. The standard ratio is 1 part baking soda to 2 parts cream of tartar, but you can make as much or as little as you require.
Use the homemade baking powder immediately in your recipes, as its leavening power may diminish over time. Enjoy the flexibility of making baking powder whenever you need it!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 1098mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Calcium: 0.5mg | Iron: 0.2mg